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Kabul Afghani Cuisine

1153 E. Jericho Tpke. Huntington, NY 631-549-5506

Exterior of Kabul Afghani Cuisine, Huntington

(Credit: Joan Reminick)

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Type: Afghan Price range: $$ (Moderate) Description:

Serving food from specific areas of Afghanistan, this restaurant focuses on the cooking styles found in Kabul before the late-1970s invasion by the Soviet Union. The result is a rich selection of plates based around chicken, beef, lamb and seafood -- as well as vegetables served as main courses for vegetarian diners – all served with various spices, creamy dressings and yogurts. Sandwiches and wraps are also on the menu, as are desserts and beverages.

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Reservations: Accepted
The mixed grill kebab platter is served with

The mixed grill kebab platter is served with pilaf and skewers that include vegetables at Kabul Afghan Cuisine in Huntington Station. (March 26, 2010) (Credit: Photo by Timothy Fadek)

Aushak, the Afghan version of ravioli, are as irresistible as ever, the tender pasta filled with a savory leek mixture and topped with meat sauce, yogurt and mint. Grilled marinated cubes of lamb, threaded onto skewers, burst spicy juices when bitten. And it’s hard to stop spooning away at the creamy rice pudding.  Owner Manila Rahimi makes sure diners feel cared about and feeds them well. The decor, however, could use a bit of an update. Everything is so unrelentingly brown, it feels like the 70s all over again.